Broccoli Hummus with Spicy Sausage
[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] OMG[/dropcap] even if you’re not a sausage fan – spicy or otherwise, you have to try this broccoli ‘hummus’. While it’s completely nontraditional, it is soo soo delicious. Use it anywhere you’d normally serve hummus.
I hate to play favourites with my Low Carb hummus-es but at the moment my broccoli is slightly ahead of my roast cauliflower hummus.
And that’s saying something, given the Roast Cauli Hummus is the most popular recipe on my other blog Deliciously Diabetic.
enough for 2
takes 30 minutes
1 head broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup tahini
1/3 cup lemon juice
1-2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 spicy sausages
2-3 tablespoons tomato paste
baby spinach or parsley leaves, to serve
1. Bring about an inch of water to boil in a medium saucepan. Add a little salt and simmer broccoli for 5 minutes or until just tender. Drain and run some cold water over to stop the cooking process.
2. Puree broccoli with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Taste and season with salt or more lemon, if needed.
3. Crumble sausages and add to a medium frying pan on a medium high heat. Cook, stirring until the sausages is well browned. Add tomato paste and stir until well combined.
4. Divide hummus between 2 plates. Top with spicy meat and finish with spinach / parsley leaves.
WINE MATCH: A crisp dry white like a Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling.
Variations & Substitutions
more veg – soften an onion and add to the meat. Carrot and celery could also be used. And serve with grilled veg like zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms and capsicum (red bell peppers).
vegetarian – replace sausages with sliced mushrooms or cooked lentils or chickpeas + roast almonds.
no tahini – use cashew or almond butter instead. Or just use a store bought hummus instead of making the broccoli version.
short on time / less ingredients – use store bought hummus.
no spicy sausage – use minced / ground beef, chicken or pork and add fresh or dried chilli to taste.
carb-lovers – serve with pita bread or tortillas.
more substantial – use more sausage or serve with roast almonds or pine nuts
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